SAMMURAI WARRIORS 4: Special Anime Pack Announced

SAMMURAI WARRIORS 4: Special Anime Pack Announced
Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
Written by Dustin Murphy

 Are you a fan of anime? Are you a Sony Collector’s Edition hunter? Well, you’re in luck, as of today, you can find yourselves placing the SAMURAI WARRIORS 4: Special Anime pack on pre-order. Available on the PlayStation 4, celebrating a decade of SAMURAI WARRIORS! For those of you who want to get your hands on the title, it’ll be hitting shelves, near you, October 21st, on all PlayStation platforms. 

 For those of you interested in the Special Anime Pack, you’ll be able to find the following within it: “Special Anime Pack” 10th anniversary Collector’s Edition packaging, Samurai Warriors: Legend of the Sanada anime (Blu-Ray Disc), SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 game disc (PS4 only), SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 Official Soundtrack (CD), Special Costume Pack 4: Garcia, Ina, Nene, Oichi, and Ranmaru (DLC), Edit Parts Pack 1 (allows for facial and western themed armor customization (DLC). Is that enough for you to get it? Maybe? Well let’s seal the deal for those of you who love to pre-order. For those of you who prefer to go to GameStop, their following DLC packs are as follows: Scenario Pack 1, which features the stages “Sinister Beauties” and “Men of Charm and Courage, and the following items, “Gold Lacquered Box” and “Lion Censer”. The second DLC in this offer includes Special costumes for Mitsunari Ishida and Toyohisa Shimazu. For those of you who prefer Amazon and Best Buy, you’re in luck. You can get Weapon Pack 1 which features new weapons for over 25 characters, the “Old Costume Pack 2”, which has costumes inspired by the original SAMURAI WARRIORS for Keiji Maeda, Kenshin Uesugi, Kunoichi, and Shingen Takeda. 

 Official Information from KOEI TECMO Below:

55 New and Updated Characters— Nobuyuki Sanada and Yoshitsugu Otani join the fray, along withTakatora Todo, Naotora Ii and Munenori Yagyu (previously only available in Japanese releases of SAMURAI WARRIORS) along with major overhauls of appearance and rearrangements in battle moves for fan-favorite characters such as Yukimura Sanada and Nobunaga Oda adding to the diverse range of more than 50 playable characters

Disseminate the Enemy Ranks— Battles are more thrilling than ever with new maneuvers including Hyper Attacks which allow for rapid moment on the battlefield combined with high powered attacks, a powerful Rage Attack which can be reached when the Spirit Gauge is full, deadly finishing moves with Mighty Strikes and the ability to mount and dismount horses seamlessly, additionally existing moves have all been powered up from their previous iterations

New Battle Modes— Enhancements and newly implemented gameplay systems create a deeper and more satisfying combat experience, including the all-new ability to switch between two characters in real-time, adjustments to morale, Officer development and the return of the 
popular portable item system found inSAMURAI WARRIORS 3 are just some of the features players will find to gain the advantage in combat

Unfold the rich tapestry of the Warring States era— The Story Mode portrays the tales surrounding the battles by faction, deepening the relationships between characters and is separated into two parts, regional stories, which tell the tales of the officers of various regions around the land such as Kyūshū and Shikoku, and the story of unification, which details events up to the end of the Warring States era

Leave a mark on history— In the new “Chronicle Mode”, while completing various quests, meeting new officers and collecting items, players discover the world of SAMURAI WARRIORS through their own design with more ways to customize than ever before including a vastly upgraded Create Character system

Living World— PlayStation 4 players will experience an even more engaging saga with highly detailed landscapes and breathtaking skies that reflect true to life lighting and shadow effects and battlegrounds packed with significantly more enemies on screen

Cooperative Play and Cross Save functionality— All modes can be played cooperatively via Network Play across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita system, additionally save data can be shared across all three systems

SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 is developed by Omega Force and published in North America by KOEI TECMO America.  The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions will be available digitally exclusively through the PlayStation® Store for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. The PlayStation 4 standard edition will be available for $59.99 and the “Special Anime Pack” will be available at participating retailers for $74.99. This title has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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